Dr. Muriel A. Howard Presidential Award
The Dr. Muriel A. Howard Presidential Award for Equity and Campus Diversity recognizes faculty and staff who have gone beyond their usual duties to promote respect for diversity and individual differences. They have accomplished this through classroom discussions, curricular experiences, out-of-classroom activities, projects, discussions, or special mentorships that go beyond what is usually expected as a part of their regular job expectations or teaching assignment.
The deadline for 2023 applications is March 26, 2023.
Special Program Recognition Award
The 2006-2007 President's Council on Equity and Campus Diversity established the Special Program Recognition Award. This award recognizes programs that have made a special effort to promote equity and diversity through student involvement, curricular development, and/or special projects and activities that go above and beyond what is usually expected as part of their regular function. This award honors the nominee who recognizes an opportunity to share the value of diversity on campus and carries out the same.
- 2022 - Beyond Boundaries Film Series
- 2019 - African Dispora Project: Ashley Goodwin, Ph.D., Student Leadership Engagement
- 2017 - New World, New Wardrobe Clothing Drive: Keunyoung Oh, Ph.D., Fashion and Textile Technology
- 2015 - Buffalo Beginnings: Journey's End Refugee Services
- 2014 - Buffalo Urban Music Project, Mark Filsinger, Ph.D., Music Department
- 2011 - The Volunteer and Service Learning Center: The Refugee Awareness Project
- 2010 - The Anne Frank Project
- 2008 - Buffalo State Theatre Department
Social Justice Faculty Externship
The Equity and Campus Diversity Office and the Civic and Community Engagement Office are opening the application process for two faculty Social Justice Faculty Externship opportunities for summer 2023. This summer partnership initiative focuses on collaborative faculty-community partner connections that deepen understanding and build opportunities to expand and strengthen equity and justice in our community. The faculty member and community organization each receives financial benefit and funds for materials through a summer partnership focused on learning and sharing. Faculty participants will engage in learning opportunities with community organizations that provide leadership in addressing issues of social justice and will work to extend their learning to students through curricular change. At the same time, the organizations will benefit through faculty time and attention to a project using the faculty member’s skills and experiences. Please review the details and application materials and contact Lisa Morrison-Fronckowiak or Laura Hill Rao, director of civic and community engagement, with questions.
The 2023 application is now closed.